Hyliotidae – Hyliotas

Southern Hyliota (Hyliota australis) © by Dave Appleton

Southern Hyliota (Hyliota australis) © by Dave Appleton

So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:21 NKJV)

CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Hyliotidae – Hyliotas

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Species (4)

Yellow-bellied Hyliota (Hyliota flavigaster)
Southern Hyliota (Hyliota australis)
Usambara Hyliota (Hyliota usambara)
Violet-backed Hyliota (Hyliota violacea)


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Hyliota is a genus of passerine bird. The taxonomic position of the genus has been a long standing mystery. They have been formerly regarded as Old World warblers in the Sylviidae family, or related to the batises and wattle-eyes in the family Platysteiridae, bush-shrikes in the family Malaconotidae, or even Old-World flycatchers in the family Muscicapidae. An analysis of the mitochondrial DNA of the genus and possible relatives found they have no close relatives and are basal in the clade Passerida. They are now often regarded as a family in their own right, the “Hyliotidae” (Wikipedia)

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